Glasgow Art Fair Tickets and other lovely stuff

I will be exhibiting at Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair again after a three year gap.

VENUE, DATE & TIME

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

27th May 2022

  • 6.00pm-9.00pm Preview Evening.
  • Advance Tickets Only. I have a small number of complementary tickets available, you must RSVP before the 23rd May. These tickets are normally £9 and entry includes a free glass of Prosecco or soft drink on arrival.

28th Saturday May

  • 10.00am-5.30pm

29th Sunday May

  • 10.00am-5.00pm

You can find your free weekend E-ticket below otherwise, tickets available on the door.

  • Adults £4.00
  • Concessions and Students £3.00
  • Children Free

Invitation to the Private View

This should be a very lively and enjoyable event, remember to RSVP before 23rd of May and state my name. This link takes you straight to the GCAF email. Book your tickets HERE

Complimentary ticket

‘Breathing’ has been accepted into the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

For the second time within a year I have a piece hung in the Royal Scottish Academy galleries in the heart of Edinburgh. Visit the exhibition HERE.

Breathing

Limited-edition prints

I have made ‘Breathing’ (see below) and a selection of my best drawings into a series of very high quality and limited edition prints. Some are hand-rendered with silver leaf and each one is numbered and signed. I can post out to anywhere in the UK.

hand silvered prints

Inception Art Show

I had a wonderful weekend at Dalkeith Country Palace last weekend. It was a collection of over thirty of the best contemporary British artists curated by the estate of the Duke of Bucchleuch. He himself bought one of my Breath Series drawings last year. Another of my pieces made it into the family this year, what an honour!

I love participating in the show and am hoping to be invited back in September.

Inception at Dalkeith Country Palace

Inception exhibition at Dalkeith Palace

JOIN ME AT INCEPTION || An art show to be held at Dalkeith Palace from 06 – 08 May 2022.

Inception returns to Dalkeith Palace, showcasing a curated collection of contemporary artists.

The art show launched in 2021 to celebrate the re-emergence of artists after the long hiatus suffered by the creative industries during the pandemic.

Following its resounding success last year, this celebration of creativity continues to develop. For its second incarnation, Inception has invited an inspirational collection of modern and contemporary artists, sculptors, photographers and painters to share their work.

As Inception is an art sales exhibition, you will have the opportunity to purchase the artwork during the show. Entry slots are open every hour, however you are welcome to stay and enjoy the exhibition for longer after arrival. I very much look forward to welcoming you at Inception.

The show is open from 10am – 4pm on 6-8 May. Entrance tickets cost £3 and are now on sale.

Visitor parking is a short two minute walk from Dalkeith Palace. If accessible parking is required, please contact the events team who can make alternative arrangements.

You will find me in the Morning Room, a fantastic space with lots of light.

I’ll be exhibiting amongst other artists I admire, including:

  • Richard Goldsworthy
  • Walter Dalkeith

There will be a pop-up shop within the Palace where it will be possible to purchase my limited-edition prints.

All the framed original works I am showing will also be for sale. I look forward to seeing you over the exhibition weekend if you can make it.

Imagine Peace

One of my most meaningful drawings, ‘Imagine Peace’, has been made available as a limited edition print with fifty percent of profits going to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis appeal. These are very large and very high quality prints.

Click here for more details and to buy a print in support of Ukraine.

‘Breathing’ selected for the 196th RSA annual exhibition.

I am delighted to say that one of my favourite and most meaningful drawings has been selected to hang in the Royal Scottish Academy galleries. This is my second time in the gallery within a year and the honour is not passing me by. The exhibition has many of Scotland and the world’s best artists alongside mere mortals like myself.

‘Breathing’ is available to buy from the exhibition. The RSA are part of ‘Own Art’ scheme so it is possible to pay in 10 interest free instalments of £95.

https://www.rsaannualexhibition.org/content/viewing-room/77/artworks-10203-gill-walton-breathing-2021/

Exhibition dates

23 April – 12 June 2022

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm

Visit the exhibition

Free entry | Illustrated exhibition catalogue £3

RSA Upper and Lower Galleries

Royal Scottish Academy The Mound Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Sales enquiries

For further information about works for sale, please get in touch.

Sales desks: 0131 624 6556 / 6314

Gallery Manager: Flora La Thangue floralathangue@royalscottishacademy.org

Programme Coordinator: Amy Cameron amycameron@royalscottishacademy.org

If you cannot visit the gallery in person you can view the exhibition and online here

https://www.rsaannualexhibition.org/about/

Borders Art Fair 2022

25th to 27th March

I am delighted to be back at the Borders Art Fair. This is aways a joyous event full of wonderful artists and I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people, I hope you are one of them. 

I have a 6-meter-long stand (number 62) packed full of new work much of which hasn’t been exhibited before.

Entry is by donation and more details can be found at bordersartfair.com.

Border Events Centre,
Border Union Showground,
KELSO
TD5 8LS.

The Wonders of Composition and Artist’s Talk

It’s more than just an art fair — BAF organise many activities around the event. Earlier this year I recorded a workshop on composition for BAF and an artist’s talk. It is all on their website for free, have a look at that and the other online workshops and events they have put together for us.

A previous winner of the BAF Best Exhibitor Stand prize, Gill will take you through the basics of the classical composition techniques that she uses in her own stunning work.”

Other news …

Look out for details of work accepted into the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition and (potentially) the Aberdeen Artist’s Society Annual Exhibition. I have been pre-selected for both!

The next exhibition is Inception Art Show, Friday 6 May – Sunday 8 May. Inception art show returns to Dalkeith Country Park this May. An impressive roll-call of respected sculptors, artists, photographers and painters will be exhibiting within Dalkeith Palace. Then closely followed by Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, Friday 27 May – Sunday 29 May. Held in a marquee in the grounds of the impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery, it is full of original, affordable and inspiring art.

Inception exhibition at Dalkeith Palace

JOIN ME AT INCEPTION || A brand-new art show to be held at Dalkeith Palace from 10th-12th September 2021.

Meet Inception. An exciting new art sales exhibition launching this September, showcasing the work of handpicked British artists. In a world adapting to Covid-19, Inception has been created to allow artists, who have endured extremely tough times over these past 20 months, to collaboratively present their collections to the public. Artists’ collections will be shown in ‘found spaces’ within the wonderful Dalkeith Palace.

An impressive roll call of respected artists, sculptors and painters have already signed up to present their work. Pop onto the event page for a full list of exhibitors.

The show is open from 10am – 5pm on 10th-12th September. Entrance tickets cost £2.50 and are now on sale.

#inceptionartshow #artshow #contemporaryart #britishartists #newbeginnings #justthestart #dalkeithcountrypark

You will find me in the Queen’s Bedroom, a fantastic space with lots of light.

I’ll be exhibiting amongst other artists I admire, including:

  • Kelly Anne Cairns
  • Elaine Spears

There will be a pop-up shop within the Palace where it will be possible to purchase my limited-edition hand-finished Breath-series prints.

All the framed original works I am showing will also be for sale. I look forward to seeing you over the exhibition weekend if you can make it.

Pause, an SSA exhibition


7 August – 5 September 2021
Click here to view the exhibition online

I am delighted that two of my Breath Series drawings have been chosen by the Society of Scottish Artists in their showcase exhibition to highlight the work from their dedicated team of Satellite Associate.

PAUSE

“The Satellite Associate program began in April 2020 and has established itself as a key component in supporting and representing our membership throughout Scotland. In this online exhibition we invite you to enjoy a moment of stillness; take time to consider, reflect and enjoy a small respite from the ever changing, ever moving world around us.”

Exhibitors: Jayne Austin | Louise Barrington | Rowena Comrie | Anoushka Havinden | Susie Hunt | Sandra Kennedy | Mary Morrison | Gemma Petrie | Carol Sinclair | Luke Vinnicombe | Gill Walton | Eve Watson | Denise Zygadlo

New website now live!

I have a new website! I have added new galleries describing some of the recent series I have been working on. My ‘Breath Series’ is now all in one place and easy to find. I am hoping you will find it much easier to navigate.

All the most recent events, awards and exhibitions are now in a blog on the home page so you can see what I have been up to.

You can also sign up to my email newsletter from the bottom of the homepage so you never need to miss another exhibition or open studio.

Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists

“The Presidents and Council of the Society of Scottish Artists are delighted to welcome the seven newly elected Professional Members for 2021, adding to the growing list of members working globally. The artists selected have shown development in their own field, dedication to professional practice and their continued evolvement within the Society. We would like to encourage their ongoing support of the Society in which we endeavour to support and encourage them to push their own practice in the coming years.”
Jamie McAteer and Olivia Turner | SSA Presidents.

You can learn more about each artist by following the links below. You will also have the opportunity to see their work at forthcoming SSA exhibitions.

Professional Artist Members are elected annually by a Professional Members Selection Committee and have previously been selected to exhibit in at least two SSA curated exhibitions. These artists represent a broad range of styles, and their work reflects the variety and vibrancy that can be found across the SSA membership.

Gill was delighted to be selected for professional membership in May this year.

She was also chosen by the SSA to be a satellite associate for the Scottish Borders in 2020.

Residency at Marchmont House

This wonderful opportunity was awarded by The Borders Art Fair in collaboration with Marchmont House. I was selected alongside my very dear friend and wonderful multidisciplinary artist, Rebekah Tolley Georgiou, to spend the month of March 2021 in the tower of the creative spaces at Marchmont. My remit was to develop a body of work which reflected how it felt to be living in a pandemic. I called this series ‘Breath’. The whole experience was wonderful and I am proud of the work I did there.

The ‘Breath Series has it’s own dedicated gallery on my website and has proven to be very successful. I believe it really tapped into the feel of our current times.